WASHINGTON - The housing market plunged deeper into despair last month, with sales of new homes plummeting to their lowest level in more than 12 years. The slump worsened even more than most analysts expected, heightening fears that the country might be thrust into a recession. New-home sales tumbled 9 percent in November from October to a seasonally adjusted annual sales pace of 647,000, the Commerce Department reported Friday. That was the worst ...
George and Babs Holtzman, owners/brokers, have announced the promotion of Brian Maike to sales manager of Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors Residential Sales Division.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission has modified its natural gas price comparison chart to better assist you in finding the natural gas price plan that best fits your needs. If you are on a variable rate plan, now is the time to see how your rate compares. You could be paying over $50 more this month for natural gas than you need to.
The Georgia Department of Labor reports the Hinesville area added 100 payroll jobs last month; the county's unemployment rate declined one-half of one percent.
Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors is sponsoring free career seminars designed to familiarize current and potential real estate licensees with basic information about the residential real estate profession.
The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Dec. 10-14. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia ...
The Georgia Department of Economic Development deemed Liberty County an "Entrepreneur Friendly" community on Dec. 13.
The Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah is sponsoring a Christmas luncheon for area residents in need on Dec. 23 at Johnson Square. The first annual Christmas In The Square will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a traditional Christmas holiday feast that includes turkey, sweet potatoes and all of the trimmings, said Patty Rietkovich, who is the HBAGS executive officer.
The Internal Revenue Service announced it will immediately begin the final reprogramming steps for its income-tax processing systems to prepare for the upcoming tax season following final passage of the Alternative Minimum Tax "patch" Wednesday by the House.
NeSmith Chevrolet staff recently recognized Tina Floyd (right), teacher of the year for Midway Middle School, with flowers; and Birdie Brown for her purchase of a new car.
Note: Hinesville people/business listed under voluntary cease and desist orders and unpaid fines.
Do you know a Liberty County volunteer who deserves recognition for his or her efforts? If so, nominate your hometown hero for the Coastal Courier's Volunteer of the Year for 2007 contest. Volunteers can be any age, but must reside in Liberty County or serve as a volunteer here. The winning volunteer will be recognized in the Courier's "Pride and Progress" edition to be published in late January. The deadline to enter the contest is ...
WASHINGTON -- Housing construction fell in November and single-family activity dropped to the lowest level in more than 16 years as a severe housing slump showed no signs of a turnaround.
Charles M. Gaskin Jr., a registered representative with Woodbury Financial Services in Midway has earned one of PLANCO's highest honors - membership in The Monarch Society for The Hartford Mutual Funds.
Ronnie's Pizza opened Dec. 7 n the Ludowici Plaza and, according to owner John Arnold Sr., the pizza will be worth picking up.
Now that Americans' collective Thanksgiving Day indulgence has been reduced to delicious leftovers, consumers have come out of their turkey-induced stupor and are ready to hunt for holiday sales.
Cut Loose Hair Salon held a ribbon cutting, grand re-opening and open house in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 22 at 809 Willowbrook Place No. 109 in Hinesville.
AARP is looking for volunteers to help with its Tax-Aide program.
A nationwide retailer that cites philanthropic involvement as a cornerstone of its business is on track to double its impact this year within Coastal Georgia.
The sluggish housing market has picked up in Liberty and Long Counties, following an economic downturn and the return of many Fort Stewart soldiers from deployment overseas, local realtors say. The transient military community has always fueled the local housing market, they said. Whether a soldier plans to buy a home and retire here, or simply wants to rent a home until the next set of orders arrives, there are options available to suit most budgets.
Offering employers a skilled workforce is an important aspect of economic development, according to local leaders. A community's supply of skilled workers can help attract manufacturers and other businesses, thus creating jobs for local residents and making the give-and-take a win-win for everyone.
Richmond Hill City Council members approved a measure Tuesday aimed at bringing more business into certain parts of the city.
Studio K Massage and Bodywork had a ribbon cutting Tuesday at its new location, 1060 Highway 196 W. in Hinesville.
The Coastal Bank in Hinesville is raising money and accepting unwrapped toys for the Marine's Toys for Tots Foundation fundraiser and toy drive.
The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently announced graduates from the 2013 Region 12 multi-day training program.
The Southeast Regional Job Fair will be from
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Georgia's net tax collections for October totaled $1.46 billion, an increase of approximately $81.75 million, or 5.9 percent, compared to October 2012.
SAVANNAH - United Way of the Coastal Empire recently announced it selected Savannah Technical College as a strategic-initiative partner for economic independence with a grant for $290,000.
As construction equipment kicked up dust in the background, Caesarstone USA broke ground on its first North American manufacturing facility in a ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the Belfast Commerce Centre in Richmond Hill.
A Korean-owned logistics company says it will employ up to 50 people in a distribution center it is establishing near Midway.